uncommon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ common

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈkɒmən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒmən

Adjective[edit]

uncommon (comparative uncommoner, superlative uncommonest)

  1. Rare; not readily found; unusual.
    Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state
  2. Remarkable; exceptional.
    The diamond was of uncommon size

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Adverb[edit]

uncommon (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, UK, dialect) Exceedingly, exceptionally.
    • 1849 May – 1850 November, Charles Dickens, The Personal History of David Copperfield, London: Bradbury & Evans, [], published 1850, OCLC 558196156:
      ‘Is Suffolk your county, sir?’ asked William.
      ‘Yes,’ I said, with some importance. ‘Suffolk’s my county.’
      ‘I’m told the dumplings is uncommon fine down there,’ said William.
    • 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner, London: Penguin Books, published 1967, page 159:
      'The Squire's pretty springe, considering his weight,' said Mr Macey, 'and he stamps uncommon well.'

Noun[edit]

uncommon (plural uncommons)

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    • 2016, Kathryn Milun, The Political Uncommons: The Cross-Cultural Logic of the Global Commons

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